Robert J. Trulaske Sr., College of Business, University of Missouri
PDP student

Professional Development Program

Preparing students for successful internships and careers. 

Success in the business world requires more than knowledge and intelligence – future leaders and professionals need strong communication skills, presence, and the power to make strategic decisions. In the Trulaske College of Business, students learn beyond the classroom and gain the skills needed to be well-rounded, marketable professionals.

The Professional Development Program is comprehensive in its approach to ensuring that all undergraduate students leave with a wide range of competencies that are necessary for success in an increasingly competitive and global world. This innovative program provides students with the opportunity to:

  • Attend a wide range of panel discussions, conferences, and presentations by industry executives, successful entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and power players in government and other influential organizations.
  • Participate in skill-building seminars and hands-on events, such as resume workshops, etiquette dinners and mock interviews.
  • Apply what is learned in the classroom to businesses during internships. Students participate in corporate meetings, make presentations, analyze data, develop marketing materials, and often receive job offers post-internship.
  • Be exposed to business tools corporations use to improve employee performance. Students will develop the ability to receive and act upon feedback during a 360-degree review. They will also use Root interactive learning maps, a strategic communications tool.

Students who graduate from the Trulaske College of Business enter the workforce with the skills, experience and networking connections to succeed in the professional world.

Participation in the program is a graduation requirement. Coupled with a rigorous business curriculum, the PDP aids in producing Trulaske College of Business graduates who excel in competitive business environments.

Self-Scheduled Point Opportunities